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Lief is particular about people’s names. She has to know everyone’s names. It’s the first question she asks when she meets someone. Is it because her own name is so particular and so charming? Ilana, her mother adds “Lief also loves dressing up especially in my clothes and heels”. No surprise when your mom is a fashion designer! Ilana is the founder of children’s brand Little Lief.

Lief

What do you want to be when you grow up An astrounaut

What is your favourite famous person Last week it was Mary Poppins but now it’s Pippi Longstockings

What makes you happy or laugh The bathtub

What makes you sad or angry When dogs bite

Your favourite book New Blue Shoes by Eve Rice

Your favourite animal Giraffe

The best holidays you ever had Swimming in Holland

Your favorite outfit Mama’s dress

What is the piece your like the most from your wardrobe Tutu

The next item you would be happy to get A necklace

Something you did recently that you really loved Riding the carousel

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now? I would swim under the sea with all the fishies and all the children

Ilana

Your favourite children’s brands Lief mostly wears Little Lief, vintage pieces, and loves her white Repetto ballet tutu

Your favourite children’s stores There are so many around the world I love but a few of my favorites in NY are Acorn, Sweet William, and Yoya

What do you buy online? A mix of stuff on Ebay

A website that inspires you piajanebijkerk.com and inhabitat.com

Latest item you added to your Lief’s wardrobe A Merino thermal long sleeve top from Nature Baby perfect for underneath everything

Most precious item you bought for Lief The most precious to her is her koala bear which she is completely attached to

Best gift you gave for a child’s B-day A dance class for Lief and her friends with her adored dance teacher Miss Joy

Items that are hard to find Beautiful shoes with classic soles

Favourite pieces in Lief’s wardrobe The ones she has of mine from when I was her age

The book on your bedside table Tons of magazines

The music in your ipod I change it up but right now I am into John and Yoko’s Milk and Honey and I have to admit I do love it when Vanessa Paradis’s Joe Le Taxi comes up

A film that you saw recently and that staid with you? Never Let me Go (I saw it on the aeroplane) – each shot is so beautiful

An unforgettable place you’ve travelled to We have so many memories in both Amsterdam and Sydney

The ideal place for a family summer holiday Sydney – especially when it’s freezing in NY

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